One of the great, underrated Eighties movies.
Mitch is one of the youngest students ever accepted to a university known for its programs for geniuses. He's partnered up with his roommate, science club legend Chris Knight, on a project to develop a high-powered laser. Together with their hyper-kinetic friends, they employ their intellects in the pursuit of bigger blasts, practical jokes, and a deeper understanding of what real genius is. When their final, functional laser is stolen by their teacher for a military weapon, they decide to get even.
Twenty-four years after its release, Real Genius continues to be able to entertain and maintain its unique sense of genius comedy that has yet to go out of style nor be copied or surpassed. Val Kilmer in one of his first movie performances demonstrates a relaxed and expanded talent to deliver on a funny and unique script. The still visually and humorous movie climax retains its own place in movie history.